Reedley College Football 2016 Game 3 Recap

Sep 19, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Larry Ham, Reedley News, Sports

by Larry Ham

The Reedley College Tigers are still looking for their first win on the season, after a heart-breaking 26-22 loss to College of the Redwoods, Saturday afternoon at Reedley High School Stadium. reedleycollege

Everything looked in place for new head coach Eric Marty’s first win. The Tigers had a three point lead, they had possession of the ball deep in Redwoods territory, and there were only three and a half minutes left in the game. But a fumble gave possession back to the Corsairs and they marched down the field and scored the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute to play.

The Tiger offense was once again a head-scratcher in this game. For the third game in a row, the Tigers scored on their first possession, and then went a long period without generating anything offensively. The defense played well again, but the inconsistency on offense is something that coach Marty and company will be dealing with. Quarterback Jake Walker has a good arm, but seemed to be off a little in the accuracy department. The running game was hit and miss. Running Back Lernilous Newson looks like the real deal, but again, consistency is the issue. Patience is the word I used after game one, and it’s still true. This program is on the rebound, but it will take some time.

The Tigers travel to Salinas this Saturday for a six pm game against Hartnell.

Check out KRL’s profile on Eric Marty.

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Larry Ham is an ongoing contributor to our
Area Arts & Entertainment section where he covers local sports–something he has a great deal of experience in having covered many an area school game through the years for KRDU radio in Dinuba.


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